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The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival: The Huguenots' Story
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    15 April 2013
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    7:00 PM
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The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival: The Huguenots' Story
Spitalfields Silk © Museum of London

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The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th centuries. Fleeing religious persecution during the 17th century, the Huguenots fled France relocating to Protestant nations across the world. The large community that settled in Spitalfields left an indelible mark on the area with a major weaving industry producing some of the finest work of the times.

To celebrate their talents and contribution, we present a series of events as part of the The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival. Events take place at various venues from 8 - 21 April 2013.

In the late 1680s about 60,000 French Protestants came to South East England. This talk gives an overview of their history and explains the records we have that trace their families in detail - both the ones they produced and those of the Government and the Anglican church. It is nearly always possible to discover where they came from and this talk will also discuss 17th century records in France.

Michael Gandy is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Genealogists and is currently editor of their magazine. He was Research Officer for the Huguenot Society from 1994-2011 and is now on their Council.

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